#MuseOfJane: Roxanne Hancock

NAME: Roxanne Hancock

OCCUPATION: Commercial Model 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? “A revolving dichotomy: Some times very classic/monastic and other times a freewheeling bohemian.” 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A BUSY DAY? “I need to do so well; by keeping my style effortless and my Bikram yoga gear ready in my tote for an impromptu class.”  

WHAT ROLE DOES FASHION PLAY IN YOUR LIFE? “Fashion sets the mood so that one can begin to tell the story without breathing a word.”

IS THERE IS A WOMAN/PERSON YOU’VE LOOKED UP TO AS A CHILD, WHO’S HELPED TO SHAPE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? “My mother. She used to sew her own clothing and make new outfits from Vogue and McCall patterns and model them to work the next day. The block that leads from our house was like a fashion runway.”

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#MuseOfJane: Ashley Po

NAME: Ashley Po

OCCUPATION: Fashion Buyer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?Overall, my style is pretty minimal. I like to invest in high-quality fabrics that last for years. I love the soft, yet sleek look of neutral colors and muted tones. I like my vibe to be classy, but with an edge or soft, but strong.”

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A BUSY DAY?I plan and prepare everything the night before. I usually have a checklist of my tasks and what I need to have with me.”

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Philadelphia Magazine: How to Navigate Your Office’s Summer Dress Code

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Wear what works for you, recommends Rakia Reynolds, co-founder of clothing brand EVRYDAY JANE

As a mom, I am completely time challenged. I have three kids. I have a husband. For me it’s always been what I put on at 6 a.m. is what I’m going to have on before I take my clothes off at 10 p.m. I live vicariously sometimes through the people at [my PR firm] because they’ll [say], “Oh, I’m going to get changed to go out after work.”

I’ve got to keep this same thing on all day. It has to inspire me. I created EVRYDAY JANE for people whose lives are in motion. It’s designed for people that work in offices today.

We should start looking at the people that are wearing suits and ties and heels. Is it accommodating for your lifestyle?

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The Story Began...

Rakia Reynolds, the leading lady behind the brand, has built a successful career for herself as a Communications Expert and Entrepreneur behind multimedia agency Skai Blue Media. The lifestyle she leads is a busy one, between her role as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, team leader, entrepreneur, friend and much more— Rakia and many women she encounters are on the move, putting everything and everyone before themselves, sometimes forgetting to make the necessary space for their desires entirely. In Rakia’s innovative nature, this need, once recognized became a passionate pain point — which she analyzed from many angles and decided to solve it by creating EVRYDAY JANE— focused on offering functional essentials for women in motion.

With this brand, Rakia is driven to make a unique space in the women’s wear market that celebrates the women it’s made for, as they are— offering clothes that speak to their personal, everyday needs and evoke nuances of her personal style.

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